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TikTok bans content based on hateful ideologies: 380,000 videos removed, 1300 accounts blocked

The short-video app also deleted 64,000 comments for being hateful, the company said.

21 Aug 2020 5:47 PM

TikTok initiates measures to communicate its side of the story to the American public

The company, owned by China-based ByteDance, also launched a new @tiktok_comms Twitter account to address issues in real time.

18 Aug 2020 8:58 PM

Trump pushes TikTok to sell its interest in Musical.ly with fresh executive order

The order states that ByteDance must sell its interest in the karaoke video US app Musical.ly that it bought and merged with TikTok.

15 Aug 2020 6:00 PM

Tech This Week | Forget TikTok, what India must focus on is semiconductors

Where India could have leverage with China is not in manipulating ByteDance’s revenues but if it got into the semiconductor space.

15 Aug 2020 4:04 PM

Trump's order on TikTok puts 1,500 jobs at risk, staff get ready to sue

As the President's executive order prohibits any transaction by any person with TikTok, its US employees stand to lose their jobs.

14 Aug 2020 11:13 AM

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Desi TikTok Moj says it will train content creators to succeed on the short video app

Moj says its focus is on building and expanding the creator ecosystem, with the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

13 Aug 2020 5:09 PM

Twitter also in talks to purchase TikTok, says report

Twitter’s bid is a long shot, but it believes it would face less antitrust scrutiny than larger corporations such as Microsoft.

09 Aug 2020 3:51 PM

Are Trump's moves pushing the US and China into a tech face-off?

China’s restrictions on foreign tech firms helped nurture homegrown tech giants. Now the US is putting its own limits on China.

08 Aug 2020 7:40 PM

Explainer: What does Trump's order mean for TikTok, WeChat in US?

Trump’s order appears to formalise his threat to shut down TikTok unless Microsoft or some other American company buys it by September 15.

07 Aug 2020 1:57 PM

Forcing TikTok to sell its US business could end up killing the open internet

Analysts say the deal could result in data nationalism and have far-reaching effects.

06 Aug 2020 8:19 PM

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ByteDance boss in a predicament over Trump's ultimatum on TikTok

Zhang Yiming has been given just six weeks to find a buyer for the app in the United States or have it banned in its second largest market.

06 Aug 2020 7:05 PM

Trump's talk of government getting a cut of TikTok deal not legally enforceable

The President sometimes floats ideas or actions that get set aside without follow-through.

05 Aug 2020 11:31 PM

Microsoft hopes to gain social media cred with TikTok purchase

Microsoft has had limited success in social media, although it did acquire the business-focused network LinkedIn.

05 Aug 2020 6:13 PM

Trump says US should get a 'very large percentage' of TikTok sale proceeds

The US president has set a deadline of September 15 for TikTok to sell its US business or stop operations in the country.

04 Aug 2020 8:20 PM

Microsoft keen on buying TikTok US, hopes to convince Trump against ban

Tech giant says will “build on the experience TikTok users love, while adding world-class security, privacy, and digital safety protections.

03 Aug 2020 10:54 AM

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Donald Trump says US will ban Chinese app TikTok

Reports had said Trump would require US operations of the app be divested from its parent firm ByteDance, but the president announced a ban

01 Aug 2020 10:41 AM

TikTok's US operations could be bought by Microsoft, say reports

Microsoft a leading buyer, report New York Times and Bloomberg as Trump likely to order ByteDance to sell or face a ban on its video app.

01 Aug 2020 2:29 AM

US content creators of TikTok stand a chance to earn from a fund of USD 200 million

The short video platform also said it plans to add 10,000 US jobs in the next three years, as it battles complaints over its ties to China.

24 Jul 2020 4:52 PM

TikTok warned by Pakistan telecom authority for hosting 'immoral content'

A government official claimed the “exploitation, objectification and sexualisation of young girls on TikTok” was causing pain to parents.

21 Jul 2020 7:33 PM

TikTok may be out but ByteDance’s Resso music app is thriving

As much as 74 per cent of downloads have been in India for the Resso music-streaming app, which dubs itself a social app like TikTok.

20 Jul 2020 9:44 PM

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